Emergency Shelters

Everyone has the right to safe, affordable and permanent housing. If you have nowhere to stay and are in immediate need of shelter, please call 519-759-7009 or visit 220 Colborne Street from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For best service, callers and visitors should try to contact before 3:30 p.m. After hours, please contact the Salvation Army at 519-753-4193.

The Housing Resource Centre can help homeless individuals and families and those who may be at risk of becoming homeless.

Find a shelter for you

Women and children fleeing family violence or abuse

Nova Vita Women's Shelter provides safe emergency shelter for women and children. You can reach them by phone at 519-752-4357 (24-hour crisis line).

Youth aged 15 to 19

The Youth Resource Centre (YRC) provides support to youth aged 15 to 19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You can reach them by phone at 519-758-9644.

Adult men

  • The Salvation Army Booth Centre provides emergency shelter for adult men. You can reach them by phone at 519-753-4193.
  • Rosewood House provides emergency shelter for adult men and adult women. You can reach them by phone at 519-750-1547.

Adult men and adult women

Rosewood House provides emergency shelter for adult men and adult women. You can reach them by phone at 519-750-1547.

View online and print our Brantford Emergency Shelter Postcard that provides Emergency Shelter locations and phone numbers as well as information about help with food and clothing.